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Journalist Justine McCarthy gives the  keynote address at the 97th annual Michael Collins and Arthur Griffith commemoration at Glasnevin Cemetery in Dublin. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Michael Collins and Arthur Griffith have been remembered at their annual commemoration at Glasnevin Cemetery. The 97th annual commemoration was led b(...)

Constable Michael Downing, a long-forgotten casualty of the War of Independence, will be remembered in his native west Cork this weekend. Photograph: supplied by Fachtna O’Donovan

One of the first and long-forgotten casualties of the War of Independence will be remembered in his native west Cork this weekend when a commemoration(...)

Jim Power will give the oration at this year’s Béal na Bláth commemoration in West Cork. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Michael Collins had the most progressive economic view of all the revolutionary generation , not seen again until Sean Lemass, Jim Power has said. A(...)

Clon Bryn, Kinlen Road, The Burnaby, Greystones, Co Wicklow

Clon Bryn is one of the Burnaby’s mid-range houses in terms of size. And yet, once inside, it is apparent that this five-bed, treasured home has been (...)

One of two stamps issued by An Post on July 4th, 2019, to commemorate the moon landing. The word gealach (Irish for moon) appears incorrectly as gaelach (meaning Irish)

Just over 50 years after Neil Armstrong took one small step for a man and one giant leap for mankind, An Post has had to take some steps of its own af(...)

Catherine (Cady) Coleman with fans at Dublin’s IMAX theatre on Thursday. Photograph: Ronan McGreevy

As a space-mad child, Catherine (Cady) Coleman missed the moon landings in 1969. She was eight going on nine and staying at her grandparents house in (...)

Nasa handout photo of astronaut Buzz Aldrin on the moon. Photograph: Nasa/PA Wire

Mary Coughlan (singer) What were you doing in 1969? I was 13 and listening to Radio Luxembourg all the time! Just being a teenager around Galway a(...)

‘Two men walk on the Moon’: A section of the front page of The Irish Times on July 21st, 1969

It was Monday, February 22nd, 1965, and a headline on the front page of The Irish Times asked a vital question about the moon: will man sink into the (...)

Astronaut Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin on the moon on July 20th, 1969, during the Apollo 11 mission. Photograph: Nasa/Liaison

There are constant clicks and beeps, a steady background hiss of static both from the fact that the signal had to travel nearly 400,000km there and 40(...)

The point was not to get to the moon but to return from its great desolation,  to come back to this astonishing Earth. Photograph: SSPL/Getty Images

What moved me as a child in 1969 wasn’t the moon landing but the dramatic splashdown I thought very seriously about whether I could get the gold(...)

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